Black Women, Identity, and Cultural Theory

Black Women, Identity, and Cultural Theory

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Kevin Everod Quashie explores the metaphor of the qgirlfriendq as a new way of understanding three central concepts of cultural studies: self, memory and language. He considers how the works of writers such as Toni Morrison and Ama Ata Aidoo inform the debates over the concept of identity.In a 1998 essay titled aquot;Strangersaquot; Toni Morrison narrates her own encounter with a stranger woman, an encounter that closely parallels Bambaraa#39;s explication of Velmaa#39;s intimacy with the dreamed (of) self. Morrisona#39;s essay begins with heranbsp;...

Title:Black Women, Identity, and Cultural Theory
Author: Kevin Everod Quashie
Publisher:Rutgers University Press - 2004

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